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This page last updated June 25, 2020.

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All collectors and craftsmen need references for a variety of reasons, and that is what we are here for. We will help guide you to the best online resources to save time and money: auction houses, the most efficient prices realized  sites, information hard to find elsewhere, answers to specific questions posed by you with our short comment form, and offers of competitively priced antiques, collectibles, and tools

Refer to the page listings on the left to drill down to specific topics, or use our internal search engine above to find specific references. These are all designed to save you time and money.

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Selling, Collecting or Using Antique Tools? ;
Marketing for Any Small Craft Business?
You've Come To The Right Place!

If You're Like Me, You Have Little Time to Accomplish All You Need to Do in This High-Speed ​​World.
What If You Could Save Time And Effort Pursuing Information Or Resources You Need Right Now ?
That's What This Site Is Designed To Do For All Of You Selling, Collecting, Or Using Antique Tools Or Marketing For Any Small Craft Business! 

If you don't need any of the small business marketing information we provide right now, bookmark this site for future quick reference.

You can have us produce a 15 second (or any other length) professional video at very reasonable cost to you. Take this opportunity to determine if video will help your online small business marketing results! The marketing tools offered here apply no matter what business or niche you are in. 

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 If you are interested in   selling or collecting antique tools or handcrafts; Have    you ever been to a garage sale, gallery, auction or antique mall and wish you had your library with you? Well, this site will not replace your library, but it will hopefully provide you with enough tools to enable you to make the right buying or bidding decision on the fly.

To further help you save time, make use of our internal search engine at the top of the page to find a specific topic.

On the other hand, if you are primarily interested in selling antiques or collectibles, or serving any other niche market, we also provide tools and resources to save you more time and money. For the "Marketing Tools" page, click here.

We have all searched for information on prices realized, only to spend an hour chasing down blind alleys. We are here to help you avoid that wild goose chase. Click here for the "Prices Realized" page.

There are two major categories of resources you will find here both now and in the near future. They are under continuous expansion and editing:

1. General and specific marketing resources suitable for any small business: 

  • Links to valuable, information packed websites that are truly useful for those selling and collecting any antiques or operating ANY small business.
  • Links to analytical tools to help entrepreneurs improve their sites. Articles of specific interest to those selling on line.
  • Resources to help anyone choose the right venue for selling and buying their antiques and collectibles.
  • And much, much more.

 2. Reference resources specifically designed to save antique dealers and collectors time by giving them access to a wide variety of reference materials and sites, such as:

  • Prices realized sites, both reference sites and auction prices realized. Get access to literally millions of auction prices realized from our links here. An absolute must for anyone selling and collecting antiques, art or vintage collectibles.
  • Direct access to materials such as patent references, makers marks and other hall marks.
  • Articles and links to articles on dating objects, spotting fakes and repros, etc.
  • Interactive communication where I or one of our expert contributing specialists can answer your questions. ( If you are confident that you have expert knowledge in a given specialty, drop me a note with specifics. If we sign you up, we will also be pleased to promote your business at no charge.)
  •   As we expand, we will add more features that offer real value to those selling and collecting antiques, art or collectibles. Our goal is to provide a real service not only for the arts community but any local business, which helps you save time and build a stronger bottom line. This site is designed for you, so let us know what you would like to find here.
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Not all strategies are effective for every business. It is our intention to spell out the various options available to you, no matter what specialty business you are in.

Many of the marketing tools available are free while others are very cost effective. We are ready to put our 30 plus years of antique marketing experience to use for you to find effective ways to improve your bottom line. or enhance your selling and collecting experience. For more information, go here .

Whether Buying or Selling Antiques, or Developing Marketing Strategy for Any Business, You Want Facts, Not “pie in the sky,” Promises or

When either buying, selling antiques, or developing a general small business marketing strategy, it also pays to have patience and a willingness to learn.

Understanding that true small business marketing success comes only after a reasonable investment of time and treasure and a clearly thought out 2 to 5 year projection. Even though those projections are subject to change, you must have a direction in which to head.

You also want to see pages written in clear, grammatical English.

 Our website is a growing project and will expand with more and more free and cost effective information of use to both collectors, dealers and other small businesses, local or national. Join us on Facebook or LinkedIn to keep current with our expansion, and offer your suggestions for other resources of value to you.

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Site Table of Contents

About Vern Ward: Antiquarian
Vern Ward's Bio Page stressing his experience as an antiquarian
Collecting Antique Tools: Wooden Planes
A brief discussion of antique tools, specifically, wooden planes
Antique & Used Tool Standard Condition Rating Systems
The accepted standard condition rating system for buying and selling antique tools
A Brief History of the Saw
A brief history of the hand saw;
Find the saw of your dreams
Tips for finding the saw of your dreams.
Woodworking References
References for all categories of woodworking
The Future Of The Hand Trades & Crafts
Discussion of the future of hand trades & crafts
Time-saving Antique References to Maker Marks and Dating
Links to antique makers marks and antique references to save research time.
Best Live Auction Wesites & Prices Realized Resources
The best resource for finding online auction websites and prices realized at auction.
Prices Realized at Auction
Some interesting examples of prices realized at auction.
National amd International Collector Clubs and Forums
An extensive list of collector clubs, associations and forums.
Our Shop At Ebay
Shows featured items from our Ebay shop with a link to the shop itself.
Auctioneer Ratings
Personal Ratings of on line auction houses.
A Useful Antique Field Testing Kit for Antique Dealers and Collectors
Very useful testing kit for antique dealers and collectors.
Periodicals on Antiques
A listing of periodicals dealing with the art and antique trades.
Links to articles of interest to the antiques trade.
Antique small business articles of interest.
Contemporary Arts Destined to Become the Next Vintage Collectibles
Links and articles about today's production bound to become the collectibles of the future.
A Holistic Approach To Marketing
The holistic marketing approach utilizes traditional methods as well as cutting edge digital technologies. With our extensive experience over the past 30+ years, we have developed many "out-of-the-box" strategies, most of which are still applicable today.
Welcome to MFAS Agency
Home page for MFAS Agency
Do It Yourself Marketing Tools
Connection to affiliate tools small business can use for themselves
Video Marketing for Small Business
Video marketing can be effective for small businesses at reasonable cost.
Pricing for Video Production
Pricing estimates for video production
Using video is easy
Video is easy to use for your marketing campaign.
The Most Effective Video Hosting Options for Small Businesses
The most cost effective and feature laden video hosting options available for small businesses.
More Affordable Antique Business Resources.
More free and/or affordable business resources for small businesses.
Web Site Building Fundamentals
Fundamentals of web site building for small businesses.
Local Search Fundamentals
Introduction to local search
Additional local search information
Detailed sources for local search
Mobile Marketing is in Your Future
The rapid growth of smartphone useage demands your attention.
QR Code Ideas You Can use
Small businesses can use QR code as well as the major players.
Small Business Resources and Links
Small business resources, ebooks, print books, programs and articles.
Small Business Marketing Timely Info
Presenting items of interest to small business, such as new software, innovative information, special offers, and news items of interest to local and national small businesses.
Newsletter introduction page
Subscription detail page
Welcome to MFAS Marketing LLC
Welcome page for new visitors to get to know us.
Woodshop Plans
Ideas and plans for woodshops

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